CHAVELA

2017 93 Mexico, Spain, USA Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi

Monopol Music Festival - Documentaries

CHAVELA by Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi

 

 

 

 

Production
Aubin Pictures

Director
Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi

Screenwriter
Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi

Producer
Catherine Gund, Agnes Gund, Daresha Kyi, Pepita Serrano

Cast
Pedro Almodóvar, Chavela Vargas, Miguel Bosé, José Alfredo Jiménez Jr., Martirio, Elena Benaroch

Synopsis
Footage from an intimate, relaxed interview with Chavela Vargas in 1991 serves as the backbone running throughout this documentary, which explores her fascinating life from her birth in Costa Rica to her everlasting presence on Earth in the form of passionate love songs and deep relationships. Having just returned to the stage after 12 hard years lost to alcoholism, and a painful breakup with the love of her life, the interview occurs just before she heads to Spain where she’ll rise like a phoenix from the ashes.

Format
BluRay, color

International Sales
Syldavia Cinema

Filmography
Catherine Gund
Australia, USA 1965

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY:

2017 DISPATCHES FROM CLEVELAND [doc]
2017 CHAVELA [doc]
2010 BORN TO FLY: ELIZABETH STREB VS. GRAVITY [doc]


Daresha Kyi
USA 1962

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY:

2017 CHAVELA [doc]
1991 LAND WHERE MY FATHERS DIED [short]
1988 THE THINNEST LINE [short]

Notes
Festivals: Berlin, Guadalajara, Buenos Aires, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Montclair, Hot Docs

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